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Rats: Night of Terror (1984)

Rats - Notte di terrore (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 5 December 1984 (France)
In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest is yet to come.

Directors:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn), Claudio Fragasso (uncredited)

Writers:

Claudio Fragasso (screenplay), Bruno Mattei (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Kurt (as Richard Raymond)
Geretta Geretta ... Chocolate (as Janna Ryann)
Massimo Vanni ... Taurus (as Alex McBride)
Gianni Franco Gianni Franco ... Video (as Richard Cross)
Ann-Gisel Glass Ann-Gisel Glass ... Myrna
Jean-Christophe Brétignière Jean-Christophe Brétignière ... Lucifer (as Cristoph Bretner)
Fausto Lombardi ... Deus (as Tony Lombardo)
Henry Luciani ... Duke
Cindy Leadbetter Cindy Leadbetter ... Diana
Christian Fremont Christian Fremont ... Noah (as Chris Fremont)
Moune Duvivier Moune Duvivier ... Lilith
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Storyline

One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh eating rats, and soon the gore is spilling everywhere. Written by Humberto Amador

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Mutants of a nuclear disaster

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 December 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Rats See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Beatrice Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The abandoned city sets featured heavily in the film were the New York City exteriors built at Cinecitta for 'Once Upon a Time in America (1984)' , which by this point had fallen under disrepair. See more »

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In the first attack of a rat upon a human, the rat bites the character Duke's hand and then leaps to his neck and face seemingly and bites there. Later on, however, there is no evidence either on his neck or face when he was clearly bitten on one area or the other or both. See more »

Quotes

Video: [trying to fix a broken computer] This stupid machine needs a kick in the balls!
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The movie abruptly ends with 'FIN', and follows with a minute of music without any credits playing. See more »

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"Stupid machine needs a kick in the balls!" -Video
11 July 2002 | by nhlgumbySee all my reviews

I can't believe I haven't commented on this movie before! This was one of the first bad horror movies that I watched that got me hooked on B-movies. This is like a legend to me, alongside Blood Feast and Laserblast, that has helped pave the way for finding the most obscure of B-movies know to man. But enough about the legend of "Rats: Night of Terror," let's talk about the movie.

After I was done laughing and rewinding so many parts of this video, I began taking down the best quotes from the movie, and believe me, there were a lot.

"Stupid machine needs a kick in the balls!" -Video

(with flour all over her head, dancing around) "I'm white! I'm white!!" -Chocolate

(sounding really important) "I read it in a book" -Deus

"Stupid thing doesn't work any more! Sh*t! SH*T!" -Kurk

(while holding a spike, not a gun) "You make one move, and I'll blow your guts out!" -Chocolate

All these quotes and so much more make this movie all the more enjoyable to watch. Seeing rats constantly fall out from the ceiling, watching people being bitten when a rat is simply falling on their head then rolling off onto the floor. The only feeling I felt for this movie, was one girl who WOULDN'T STOP SCREAMING! No matter what it was she saw, she screamed her head off, and it drove me crazy! I was rooting for her to die first. And even though she didn't die first, she did die, and I cheered.

If you ever decide to watch this movie, don't drink while you do it, because you'll miss most of the good little stuff of the movie. Stuff like characters using spikes to try and hold rats at bay. This is a movie you need to soak all of it in. Enjoy.

**Final Judgement** Stupid movie needs a kick in the balls.

-Scott-


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